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ECS Geforce GT 240 Review

RHKCommander959    -   February 9, 2010
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Conclusion:

Performance for the ECS GT 240 NGT240-512QI-F was decent and fell between the ATI 4670 and 4770. Depending on the games and activities of the user, either the 4770 or GT 240 would be a smart decision; in most of the games the 4770 came ahead, however pricing will decide which one is a smarter choice. It also depends on which heatsink the ECS card has - there is a less attractive single slot edition with the same model number on the market. Folding@Home is an application that could make good use out of this card, although most folders would likely rather shell out for an 8800 for cheaper. The GT 200 cards are all very easy to install and as such, can be purchased for a simple upgrade, especially for people with OEM computers. The heatsink worked very well, keeping the card idling at 25C and loading under 46C even when overclocked. Overclocking was a mix of good and bad; the GPU did well with and 18% core increase and nearly 27% in Shader overclocks. However, the memory didn't like to overclock was quickly unstable.

Other than the unfortunate memory overclocking, or lack thereof, the bundle was very empty, only the bare essentials - manual and driver disc. The VGA slot is a nuisance as well since a DVI-VGA adapter is very cheap but the company, like most others, opted for the VGA output instead. The graphics card could still run dual VGA cards with an adapter, however.

 

Pros:

  • Great operating temperatures
  • Low energy requirements
  • Quiet fan
  • Small size
  • Good PhysX card
  • Decent GPU overclocking
  • Price

 

Cons:

  • Low memory overclockability


 

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  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Video Card)
  3. Closer Look (Drivers & Programs)
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  6. Testing: Far Cry 2
  7. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  8. Testing: Darkest of Days
  9. Testing: Call of Duty: World at War
  10. Testing: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
  11. Testing: Batman: Arkham Asylum
  12. Testing: Resident Evil 5
  13. Testing: Left 4 Dead
  14. Testing: 3DMark 06
  15. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  16. Conclusion
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